"A little reading every day"

“Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.” ~ Horace Mann

I haven't shared a good quote in a while and this one sort of goes along with my snail's pace of reading this year.   In past winters, I've consumed books as quickly as I could carry them out of the library, but I've found myself taking things slower this year.  I'm purposely not signing up for any reading challenges as I don't want any pressure to compel myself to reach a certain number of books read.  But, despite numerous other things in life that pull me away from my passion for pages (and my enjoyment of blogging!), I like this quote because it fits my current reading goals of the year.  I'm not going to push myself to compete with past years when I finished 80, 90, or 100+ works in under twelve months, but I do want to focus on reading every day.

And I do think I will feel it at year's end.

Do you set reading goals for yourself each year?  What do you think about the goal of just a little bit of reading each day?

2 Response to ""A little reading every day""

  1. Sam (Tiny Library) says:
    February 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    I have a rough idea of how many books I want to read but I tend not to set goals either - it takes too much enjoyment out of reading.

    Reading every day is a good idea, but don't beat yourself up if you just don't feel like reading some days.

  2. Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) says:
    February 18, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    When I ever I set a goal for a year it seems I don't meet it.

    However, I did meet my goodreads goal last year, and thanks to having a student teacher for a number of weeks this year (therefore little homework now on most evening and weekends), I may meet my reading goal for this year.

    We shall see!

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